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Beliatta PS opp. leader succumbs to gunshot wounds

Kapila Amarakoon dies in Tangalle hospital

Beliatta Pradeshiya Sabha Opposition Leader Kapila Amarakoon (UNP), who was admitted to hospital on Wednesday with gunshot wounds, succumbed to his injuries this morning.

According to the Police media division, Amarakoon passed away in the Tangalle hospital in the early hours of today (22 March). The UNP Pradeshiya Sabha member was rushed to hospital Wednesday morning, following a shooting incident in his residence at Pallattara, Modarawela, in Beliatta.

The shooting had occurred around 7 am. Investigations are currently underway, a spokesman for the police said.